I love Mindy Kaling.  I like the fact that she looks and acts like a normal person and isn’t afraid to make fun of herself.  I love her show, The Mindy Project, and I watch it as often as I can.  I can even see a lot of similarities between things from her life and things on the show.

I was chomping at the bit to read Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me and Other Concerns.  It was on my Goodreads list for awhile and I have been plotting to get it since it came out!  When Birchbox picked it as a giveaway for their book club, I was ecstatic!  I was obsessively checking all the entries and talking to my Birchbox tweeps (twitter friends) about it to see if anyone had heard anything regarding who won.  Lo and behold, I won a copy to review!

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Man, I love fruit!  I can’t get enough of it and my daughter is the same way.  I love making smoothies too.  However, by the time you buy all the supplies, it costs you a small fortune!  Well, I am not one to break the bank on a drink.  I’m going to show you how to buy fruit for less and make this beauty for a fraction of the cost!  Plus, I’m going to show you how to drink your frugal smoothie in style with Eco at Heart Stainless Steel Drinking Straws.

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I have oily skin. As many times as people tell me that it’s combination,  I call their bluff.  I haven’t grown out of getting pimples.  I still use skin care made for teens because of it.  I’m one of the lucky ones, I guess. When I’m pregnant, woah Nelly!  It gets even worse.  I love trying things that claim to work on acne prone skin.  I can honestly say that I will try anything once.Continue reading

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This is our pug, Roger.  He was a dragon for Halloween last year.   Roger is a great part of our family, but any pug owner can tell you that they tend to have a slight odor after awhile.  The vet told us that we shouldn’t wash Roger more than once a month due to his sensitive skin.  Well, he gets that pug stink long before then!  What’s a girl to do?  I’m going to tell you.  I tried dry dog shampoo awhile ago when I received a sample in the mail.  The ingredients weren’t complicated so I decided to start making my own.  You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to make and how well it works!Continue reading


My daughter and I love to bake.  We will use any excuse necessary to whip up some treat to take with us to someone’s house.  So when we picked up a new cinnamon muffin mix at our local discount grocery, it was burning a hole in our pantry!  I received a set of California Kitchenware Butterfield Silicone Cupcake Molds to try out and our plan was in place.  The molds are flexible, reusable, and dishwasher safe!  What’s not to love?  I never have to buy paper wrappers for a small batch of cupcakes or muffins.

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